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What Exactly Is “Constructive Engagement”?

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday, I wrote about SB 185 (De León) which mandates that California’s two giant pension funds to liquidate their investments in thermal coal companies on or before July 1, 2017.  One aspect of the bill that I didn’t...more

Commissioner Rings Pension Fund Tocsin

by Allen Matkins on

In a speech given late last month, SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher warned that “for years, state and local governments have used lax governmental accounting standards to hide the yawning chasm in their balance sheets.” ...more

CalPERS’ Offbeat Personal Trading Policy

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday’s post discussed a news report of an SEC inquiry into insider trading by CalPERS. Rather than being abashed by this news, CalPERS responded by congratulating itself on having implemented a personal trading policy....more

Can CalPERS Be Sued In Federal Court Or Perhaps Even New York State Court?

by Allen Matkins on

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System began lending securities in the early 1980s. Since the early 1990s, CalPERS has used the Master Securities Loan Agreement (MSLA) originally developed by the former Bond...more

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